Bluedrop extends aircrew training contract with Sikorsky for Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. has announced the renewal of its contract with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, to provide instructors and training courseware for pilots and maintainers for Canada´s CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters, the company said.

The agreement extends the services that Bluedrop is providing to the program until March 2024. The estimated value of the contract is USD 29.5 million.

Bluedrop will initially provide up to 47 skilled technician and aircrew instructors, simulator operators and training program support personnel for the 406 Operational and Training Squadron located at 12 Wing Shearwater in Nova Scotia. The Cyclone training suite includes two flight simulators, two operational mission simulators, six mission procedures trainers and two aircraft maintenance trainers; supplemented by several maintenance part task trainers.

Sikorsky leads an industry team that has delivered 19 of 28 CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters to the Royal Canadian Air Force. Bluedrop is part of Sikorsky´s In-Service Support team that is training and supporting Cyclone aircrew and technicians to achieve high operational readiness.

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc., a subsidiary of Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (TSX-V: BPLI), designs and develops advanced training systems and simulation products to safely train operators and maintainers of complex equipment.